Network based antivirus


ITS has added another layer of antivirus protection for our on campus users.  Network Based Antivirus looks at Internet traffic entering and leaving the campus network.  If a virus is detected while a file is being downloaded, the download will be blocked before the malicious file reaches the computer.

Things to consider

Network based antivirus will only detect viruses coming in and out of the BGSU network, so when a computer is used off campus it will not have this additional layer of protection.

The network based antivirus protection is not designed to replace host based antivirus software (Microsoft Forefront, McAfee, Symantec etc) on your computer.  Each of these are separate layers of protection that supplement each other to provide greater overall security.